Biden to give primetime address on the ‘battle for the soul of the nation’

The speech, outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia, will highlight how America’s standing – and democracy – are at stake

The speech will take place in Philadelphia and comes two months before midterm elections in which Democrats will attempt to hold Congress, while Republican supporters of Donald Trump’s big lie attempt to win seats, governor’s mansions and key electoral posts in the states.
The White House said Biden would “talk about the progress we have made as a nation to protect our democracy, but how our rights and freedoms are still under attack. And he will make clear who is fighting for those rights, fighting for those freedoms, and fighting for our democracy.”

The Biden administration, Klain said, had “delivered the largest economic recovery plan since [Franklin D] Roosevelt, the largest infrastructure plan since [Dwight D] Eisenhower, the most judges confirmed since [John F] Kennedy, the second-largest healthcare bill since [Lyndon B] Johnson, and the largest climate change bill in history.”

Klain also pointed to “the first time we’ve done gun control since President [Bill] Clinton was here, the first time ever an African American woman [Ketanji Brown Jackson] has been put on the US supreme court.

“I think it’s a record to take to the American people,” he said.

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